Planning folder names and structure
When the user selects a report template with a table element that contains no data, BIRT Studio prompts the user to select an information object from the Actuate BIRT iHub Encyclopedia volume. Plan the folder hierarchy and names that BIRT Studio displays to the user, so that the user can find and identify the information objects easily.
When you publish an information object project to the Actuate BIRT iHub Encyclopedia volume, the folder hierarchy and names that BIRT Studio displays are the same as the project folder hierarchy and names you use in the IO Design perspective of BIRT Designer Professional. With this in mind, you should create a logical hierarchy of projects and information objects, and use descriptive names.
Figure 14-1 shows an example of a project in Navigator view in the IO Design perspective of BIRT Designer Professional.
Figure 14-1  
In the example, a single project named BIRT Studio Data contains two information objects that retrieve data from two different data sources. Figure 14-2 shows the folder hierarchy that the BIRT Studio user traverses, by default, to select an information object for the report, assuming that the user can access the information object project folders.
In addition to planning the folder names and hierarchy of an information object project, you can simplify user access to information objects. For more information about this strategy see Simplifying access to information objects.
Figure 14-2  

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